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    I bought these off ebay and collected them yesterday. One of the mid/bass drivers has a split partly around the centre dome. The seller has denied all knowledge of this damage yet described them as 'In perfect working order and very good cosmetic condition. All drivers are in perfect undamaged condition, the cases are in very good clean condition.' I have yet to get back to him with my response.

    Is this split repairable? The cones seem to be made of a plastic-type material.
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    You could probably repair them with some flexible glue. The dust cap is just that, mostly cosmetic. Shouldn't affect the sound too much.

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    How do you remove dustcaps? Any repair with glue is going to show and affect their resaleability.

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    They look plastic so heat is probably out of the question. How about applying a solvent to the glue? Or work very slowly with a craft knife.

    Not sure where you'd get replacements though.

    Why don't you just claim on EBAY for damaged goods and get your money back.
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    Cheers Euan, looks simple enough.

    The glue looked a mess I couldn't live with so I cut the whole thing off and will buy a replacement.

    Sound wise they are ok. At least they have more depth to the bass.
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    I've ordered a new dust cap and a small bottle of glue from a specialist shop in the Netherlands. It should be straight forward to fit although I'm having trouble removing the old glue. Have to be careful so I don't damage the speaker cone.

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    Well that was good. I bought a small bottle of cellulose thinners and was just coming to the end of the job removing the old glue and a finger caught the lip of the bottle and knocked it off the table. It spilled all over the speaker cab and onto the carpet. Alison will come home and immediately ask what the funny smell is.

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    Ouch!!!!

    I'd have thought the 'smell' of cellulose thinners was the very least of your worries.....
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    lol, it bloomin reaks.

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    Hmm, so how do you know it smells like nail polish?

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    You got me. And now my shame is made public for all to laugh and point their (unmanicured) fingers.

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    Hehe. I don't know what's worse now. The smell of fabreeze mixed with carpet shampoo or the thinners.

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    If you wanted to keep the look of them for possible resale, wouldn't it have been a good idea to replace both dust caps, it's unlikely the cap will be identical. A tip to keep the glue flowing(it looks like you may need to smooth it round the periphery (a bit like silicone bathroom sealant) is cover your finger, or other tool in washing up liquid, will allow you to spread the glue without getting stuck to it.

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    Yes you're right Paul but I don't want to disturb the other cap unless it's absolutely necessary. I'll see how the new cap looks once fitted and make a judgement from there. I think the adhesive comes with a small brush so I'm hoping not to have to use a finger.

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    The new cap and glue have arrived. The cap looks to be a very close match, just hasn't got a separate outer seal ring. The glue looks and smells like PVA.

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    The first pic is the original dust cap on the left placed speaker. The second pic is the one I've replaced. Not a bad match really; I'm happy with it.
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    Looks good Gary. Pretty close.

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    ATEOTD it's much better than a crack almost one third of its circumference.
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